Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Fox News attempt to ambush Hillary Clinton seems to have backfired.

Look at that Hillary actually defended not only a woman's right to choose, but Planned Parenthood, while standing in the lion's den.

So yesterday Fox News hosted that "Democratic Townhall" whihc was really an attempt to lure Hillary into their clutches so that they could get her to stumble over questions concerning her e-mail server.

Instead she essentially turned the tables on them.

Courtesy of the Daily Mail:

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was again was forced to answer questions about her ongoing email scandal during a town hall tonight on Fox News hosted by Bret Baier. 

Clinton said neither she nor her lawyers, nor any former or current aides, have been notified by the FBI that they're the focus of an ongoing investigation. 

'No, but let me clarify this, because there's much misinformation going on around here and let me just start with the basic facts,' she said, subtly dinging the conservative cable network. Clinton again said using a personal email account, attached to a homebrew server was a mistake, though she noted that other government officials have done the same thing before. 

She suggested tonight that it was standard practice to delete personal emails from her account and then hand over the rest to the government. 

'Every government official ... gets to choose what is personal and what is official,' she said. 

Baier pressed her to explain why more than 2,000 emails have been labeled classified, even though she said she never sent or received classified material. 

Clinton again said this was a designation applied after the fact, and that Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails from a decade ago are now being 'retroactively classified,' too.

'He said, "That was an absurdity,"' Clinton said. 'I could not agree more.' 

I thought that Hillary answered the questions about her e-mail server with great confidence and attempts to trip her up were ineffective.

She was also asked by an audience member if she thought of Bernie Sanders as an enemy or an ally, and she said:

“Oh, an ally.”

She also compared the dignity of the Democratic debates to the lunacy of the Republican debates several times, which actually elicited positive responses from the crowd at the town hall.

Essentially Hillary Clinton went behind enemy lines and walked out without a mark on her.

So since I was very much against Hillary attending this town hall I guess I will have to admit that I was wr....you know that I might have been wro.....look I'm man enough to admit that I was wron....probably not entirely right.


  1. 66gardeners8:37 AM

    As long as they keep talking about her e-mail server, you know they've got nothing.

    1. Anonymous8:47 AM

      I second that! At least they finally shut up about Benghazi....for NOW.

    2. Leland8:57 AM

      As long as they are TALKING, you know they are lying!

    3. Anonymous9:14 AM

      Yup. Meanwhile, Trump has his supporters hailing him like Hitler and warning them that they'd better not go back on their pledge. Experience versus unfettered egotism. Doesn't seem like there's even a choice to be made...come on America!

    4. Boscoe10:38 AM

      It will be interesting to see if Trump gets the nomination, will Fox suddenly start promoting Hillary?

      Seems like a win-win: take down Trump while simultaneously reinforcing their fraudulent "fair & balanced" reputation... "See? We're not biased! We chose Hillary over Trump!"

    5. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Rupert Murdoch will put everything behind Trump. Old kreeps stick together.

  2. Anonymous8:42 AM

    She did a great job.

  3. Chenagrrl8:42 AM

    Do you mean: without a mark on her?

    Essentially Hillary Clinton went behind enemy lines and walked out a mark on her.

  4. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Loved that last paragraph, Gryph! :)

  5. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Every once in while, rarely mind you, you are cute Gryph.

    Don't get to use to that compliment. I can only stomach handing them out once a year or so.

  6. Very big of you, Gryph, in a 'HAND'y sort of way.
    Wink. wink.

  7. Balzafiar8:59 AM

    Your written admission of "wrongness" was very funny. I'm saving it to use sometime.

    1. Boscoe10:39 AM

      Copyright 1977: The Fonz. ;P

  8. Anonymous9:11 AM

    She probably looked much better to a great many Republicans aghast at a choice between Trump and Cruz.

    1. Anonymous10:18 AM

      I'm a Democrat, but I know you are right! The GOP cannot win the Presidency.

  9. Anonymous9:17 AM

    This is a great read about Hillary Clinton's early years and how she was just as much a fighter for civil rights as Bernie Sanders. Next time someone tells you "but Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater Girl," you can refer them to this information:


    1. Anonymous9:45 AM


    2. Anonymous10:12 AM



      HRC Stateswoman!

    3. Crystal Sage10:45 AM

      I still recall the story about Hillary's commencement speech from Wellesley. One of her classmates was asked by her mother, "Who was that speaker?" To which the classmate replied, "That's Hillary Rodham and she's going to be president of the United States some day."

      I believe that her classmate was prescient and it may come to pass this year.

    4. Anonymous11:15 AM

      As I recall it, Hillary Clinton's teenage Goldwater phase was long over by the time she was old enough to vote, so nobody can ever claim that she ever voted for him.

    5. Anonymous11:20 AM

      So I am wondering how this 'stateswoman' became a hawkish corporatist.

      No real need to wonder though is there?

    6. Anonymous12:04 PM

      I feel bad for Bernie Sanders to have so many supporters who think he's perfect.

    7. Crystal, there were a number of women at Wellesley whose accomplishments made them seem, to me, to be another species. Diane Sawyer, a year ahead of us, was one, as was Hillary Rodham. I called them the golden girls. For Hillary to be selected to give the first commencement address by a student was huge, and reflected how powerful a force she was in the social and political change of those years.

  10. Anonymous9:17 AM

    OT-dRumpfism truth>

  11. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Oops, Gryph...

    >> and walked out *WITHOUT a mark on her.

  12. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Let's hear about Sanders's debate performance. I know you want to be fair and balanced.

    1. Anonymous9:26 AM

      Where have YOU been?
      Gryph already covered that.

    2. Anonymous9:31 AM

      Write your own damn blog.

    3. How could Sanders not have a good town hall?

      Bret Baier did everything but offer him a handjob on stage.

      This was about Hillary, and right now the conservative news outlets are attacking her for her answers about the e-mails.

      Go ahead, try to find the negative Sanders stories on the Right Wing websites. There aren't any.

      After all he is on their team when it comes to stopping Hillary, now isn't he?

    4. Anonymous10:10 AM

      @9:20 Learn to read before attacking Gryphen.

    5. Anonymous10:13 AM

      I didn't ask for your adolescent response, angry and accusative and vulgar: I asked a simple question that deserves an answer.

      Keep all your "big man" fisticuffs for back behind the barn.

    6. Anonymous10:29 AM

      It doesn't "deserve" an answer. He doesn't owe you any specific answer or any answer at all. You asked a question and Gryphen chose to answer it.

    7. Anonymous10:30 AM

      Ask an adolescent question, 10:13, get an adolescent answer.

    8. Anonymous10:30 AM

      That's what you consider "big man" fisticuffs?

  13. Anonymous9:21 AM

    She did a good job. This is what I like about her & President Obama, they are not only intelligent, but are quick to turn the tables on their aggressors. I admire that. I quality I wish I had. I always think of a retort AFTER the fact, lol. Luckily, it doesn't happen very often.

    1. Anonymous1:18 AM

      Just so she doesn't go overboard on this and give people (voters) the impression she is stonewalling.

  14. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Democrats Are Now Favored To Win Back The Senate Thanks To Trump and Cruz

    With Republicans in a state of total collapse, a new analysis shows that Democrats are now favored to win back the Senate in 2016.

    ...The two-pronged problem of the ugly Republican nomination fight and the decision by Senate Republicans to obstruct President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee has already done grave damage to the GOP’s odds of keeping control of the Senate. Polling within the last week has revealed that as many as eight Republican incumbent Senators are being damaged by the Supreme Court nominee obstruction. Four of the endangered eight incumbents reside in blue states. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) were already underdogs in 2016 who are facing an even more challenging path to reelection.

    Polling also reveals that Donald Trump will drive a sizable percentage of Republican voters to vote for Hillary Clinton.


    Half of Republicans Think Trump Is Dishonest As GOP Steams Towards Disaster

    Nobody wants to have a beer with a dishonest guy. And that's bad news for Donald Trump, because his support within the Republican party has whittled down to the point where more than half of the Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents polled think he's dishonest.


    1. Anonymous2:25 PM

      I like www.politicususa.com but their reporting is always a bit myopic in that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If I'm feeling a little depressed about the negative news I can go there and read a story and feel all cheery again even though it may not be "balanced".
      When I wrote to them and asked why they no longer allowed comments they replied that it was the wave of the future. Maybe it was too difficult to "patrol" the trolls?
      I read their stories with a big grain of salt.

  15. Anonymous9:29 AM

    How can people support her based on secretary record alone?

    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      9:29 AM How can you base your opinion on Fox News Lies alone?

    2. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Simple. They aren't.

    3. Anonymous10:18 AM

      FUCK OFF!
      NO JOKE>
      FUCK OFF!

    4. Boscoe10:42 AM

      @9:29 = Shrug. I dunno, how can anyone support Trump based on no record at all?

    5. Anonymous10:49 AM

      That is the best you can do?

    6. Anonymous10:55 AM

      10:18 AM Up yours, tough guy, and GFY, LOL TROLL.

    7. Anonymous10:56 AM

      As First Lady for 8 years, she was a force to be reckoned with. She was a powerful NY senator, and Secretary of State. Hillary is very qualified to be president. Perhaps more qualified than anyone in a very long time.

    8. Anonymous11:14 AM

      I think you "gentlemen" should retire for the evening. You've had your "fun."

    9. Anonymous11:18 AM

      I must have missed that one in a million person that said they were voting for Hillary based solely on her role as Secretary of State.

      And well done 10:42 :)

  16. Anonymous10:10 AM

    She was also a U.S. Senator from New York for eight years.

  17. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Never underestimate Hillary Clinton.

  18. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Just got back from voting here in MI.

    I happened to get ballot number 911 and the election worker made the comment it might be jinxed.

    I told her this was the ballot that was going to win the election.

    All I can tell you is, there wasn't a clown or dictator on the ballot.

    1. Anonymous11:20 AM

      There are a lot of people calling 911 and they're all Republicans ;)

  19. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Unapologetic support for abortion rights! Yes! It was surprising to hear the applause and I wonder whether this was a FN audience or whether Clinton and Sanders received tickets for their supporters.

    1. Anonymous11:48 AM

      I haven't watched it, but I read a hardcore Right site's article about hers and Bernie's stand on abortion, and although they both gave clear, unambiguous answers re: their pro-choice stances, the RW article insisted that they hadn't answered the question.
      The comments section was full of baby-killer and Benghazi mutterings.
      It was fascinating and weird.
      Meanwhile, I'm feeling really good about voting for a Democrat for President; and I have a surprising feeling of hope for the future.

  20. Anonymous11:10 AM

    I told you she's not afraid of anyone and not afraid to go anywhere. If she had wanted to be, Hillary Clinton would still be our Alpha Diplomat.

    1. Anonymous1:15 AM

      You don't think she's afraid of the FBI, or could be afraid of spending her retirement years in jail?

  21. Anonymous11:26 AM


    "Marla Maples"

    Season 15 mirrorball winner Dovolani will look for his second victory with the actress and TV personality, who was married to GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the '90s.

    1. Anita Winecooler4:58 PM

      Actress and TV personality? Did I miss something?

    2. Anonymous6:19 AM

      Yea, just like Bristol!!! Haahaaahaa!!

  22. Listening to her and watching her is like watching a cat play with its prey. She's been at this a long time and she knows when to be patient and when to strike. I wasn't sure about my vote on Super Tuesday-I'm in Texas, but now I'm sure I made the right choice in backing HRC.

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      It is ON BABY!

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  25. Ralph Malph2:20 PM

    A brilliant homage to Henry Winkler's Arthur Fonzarelli. Made me lol Grif.

  26. Anita Winecooler5:01 PM

    She put Bret on a short leash really quickly. Not that that's difficult to do, but she did it brilliantly.

  27. Anonymous1:11 AM

    Hillary Clinton ("Living History," page 21): I was also an active Young Republican and, later, a Goldwater girl, right down to my cowgirl outfit and straw cowboy hat emblazoned with the slogan "AuH20." … I liked Senator Goldwater because he was a rugged individualist who swam against the political tide.


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